Two teams that have developed a rivalry left it all on the gridiron Friday as First Presbyterian Christian Academy tried to break another school record and win its first playoff game. But the boys played Southwest Georgia Academy in Damascus, where the more experienced team won, 42-14.
“This is now a big rivalry game and the kids played hard,” FPCA coach Terry Middleton said. “I’m looking forward to growing the Highlander football team and playing against SGA in the future.”
He said his athletes played methodically against David Emanuel last week for the win, but on Friday night, the boys played with emotion.
“When you have two teams that are not fond of each other, that is going to be a good rivalry and game,” Middleton said.
FPCA did break the plane twice on touchdowns by Dylan Stewart and Jamison Golson. But the Warriors ruled their home turf to advance to the second round.
The Highlanders have much to be proud of. They earned the football program’s first and second wins and made the playoffs for the first time.